Crime Fiction Legends - August 2021

Pietr the Latvian (Inspector Maigret #1) Cover Image
By Georges Simenon, David Bellos (Translated by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780141392738
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Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2014

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The king of the French mystery, uber-prolific Georges Simenon gave us Inspector Maigret, delightful well-adjusted family man, and his 75 mysteries. These slim mysteries are consistently good, and this, the first book to introduce Simenon, is a landmark of the crime fiction genre.


The Shape of Water (An Inspector Montalbano Mystery #1) Cover Image
By Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142004715
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Published: Penguin Books - May 31st, 2005

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Like Maigret, Inspector Montalbano is as likeable as they come. The long-awaited final book in this long-running series set in Sicily will be published this fall (28 installments total) after the loss of Camilleri several years ago. Food, wine, Italian sunshine and a great supporting cast add to the strength of this series.


Death of an Englishman (A Florentine Mystery #1) Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9781616952990
Published: Soho Crime - July 2nd, 2013

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If you're a fan of likeable family-men detectives like Montalbano and Maigret, don't miss Marshal Guarnaccia solving cases in Florence.


Murder in the Marais (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781616957308
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Published: Soho Crime - April 26th, 2016

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Looking for a more modern take on Paris crimes and a likeable detective? Each mystery featuring Aimee Leduc, private investigator, is set in a different arrondissement in Paris in the 90's, with this one featuring a case tied to WWII.